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English verb: catch fire

1. catch fire (weather) start to burn or burst into flames


SamplesMarsh gases ignited suddenly.
The oily rags combusted spontaneously.


Synonymscombust, conflagrate, erupt, ignite, take fire


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn


Narrower (hyponym)blow out, catch, light up


Verb groupburn, combust









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